Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal addresses Oklahoma's regional botany, including historical research reports, current research articles, site record species lists, and descriptions of new or important species sightings in Oklahoma.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts will be reviewed for content and appropriateness by at least two reviewers in a one sided blind review.

 

Publication Frequency

We publish a complete volume once a year.  We require submissions for the next volume by June 1st.

 

Open Access Policy

The Oklahoma Native Plant Society follows the guidelines set forth in The Budapest Open Access Initiative regarding the status of the journal, The Oklahoma Native Plant Record to be considered an open access publication.

"Open Access" as defined by these guidelines, includes these qualifying factors: "Free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited."

 

Archiving

Oklahoma Native Plant Record is part of the PKP Preservation Network.  https://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp-lockss/  This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

 

Oklahoma Native Plant Society

Oklahoma Native Plant Record is published annually by Oklahoma Native Plant Society. Submission for publication in the journal is open to all. Manuscripts will be accepted on topics related to Oklahoma's regional botany, including historical research reports, current research articles, site record species lists, and descriptions of new or important species sightings in Oklahoma. Oklahoma's environmental gradients of human impact, climate, and elevation make us a prime target for research on habitat edges, species ranges, and edge species, but articles of other themes may be included as well. Important works overlooked by journals of broader geographic regions will also be considered for publication here.